Dating collectable glass
If you are interested in identifying what a bottle was likely used for - i.e., what "type" of bottle it is (aka "typology") - the Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes page and the extensive array of related sub-pages should be visited.This very large complex of pages includes bottle type specific sub-pages with extensive style based dating information, including complete scans of 5 different early 20th century (1906 to 1933) bottle makers catalogs spanning the mouth-blown to machine-made bottle manufacturing era!The author created this website as a BLM employee and continues to update and enhance the site in retirement as a volunteer.This website now has a permanent home courtesy of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). This entire website is essentially a "key" - albeit a complex one - to the dating and typing (typology) of historic bottles.Living in California or Florida may allow you the opportunity to bring your item to Disney collector conventions, which can educate you further in regards to your item's date and origin.
However, the process of bottle identification and dating is quite complex with many exceptions; thus, the need for many web pages covering a lot of descriptive information.It is not very difficult to find out how old your Disney collectible is, and following these simple steps can make the job even easier. Disneyana items are marked by year, and the following item markings help you determine its age. Disney or some derivative • 1930s: Walt Disney Enterprises (WDE) • 1940s-1970s: Walt Disney Productions • 1980s-present day: Disney or Walt Disney Company Search for your Disney collectible online.If you do not know its exact name, try generalizations such as "Donald statuette." Try a website such as to find a wide range of collectibles.This complex of pages is a major hub of the rest of this website and the best place to start a search.Also linked to the Dating page is a sub-page called Examples of Dating Historic Bottles which tracks a few different bottles through a dating and general information quest to illustrate how the dating process and this website work.
In addition, this site also assists the user with these questions: 3.